WARNING RE: Strange Brew DVD

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  1. Jaxon's Dad

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    According to the latest press materials, Strange Brew will be presented in 4:3 pan and scan only. I personally hope this is a typ-o, however when review copies begin circulating, we'll know for sure.
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    I don't think so.

    It's been announced as 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with original 2.0 (probably stereo surround).
     
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    I understand that it's previously been announced as having an anamorphic widescreen transfer, but I'm telling you that the latest press materials, as in released today, indicate a 4:3 pan and scan transfer. All the other specs remain the same. Like I said, this could merely be a typo, but it's worth noting.
     
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    Jeff,

    Like, I heard that when that happens, uh, you get your DVD free!
     
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    Amazon.com lists widescreen, Movies Unlimited lists widescreen, The Laser's Edge lists widescreen, DVD Angle lists widescreen, and I think DVD File listed widescreen.

    Since this is coming from Turner Entertainment Co., I wouldn't worry about the OAR. They only other non-OAR title they did was A Christmas Story, but that was back when MGM/UA had Turner.
     
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    Update: Just got an email from my WB rep who confirmed that Strange Brew will be 16x9 widescreen only. Apparently the press information I read today was indeed an error. Bet some of you thought I belonged in the loony bin! This is one hoser that can rest easy, eh. Pass me a jelly!
     
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    Okay, I just did a thorough search of recently released and soon to be released DVDs in their database. I think their system is screwed up.
    Oh God!, which was definately released anamorphic, is listed as 4:3 P&S as well.
    The only recently released item I can see that says "Widescreen" for sure is "Victor/Victoria", and it is incorrectly listed as 1.66:1...it's 16:9.
    Everything else is either listed as 4:3 P&S - FireFox for instance, along with Strange Brew - or else it doesn't say one way or the other.
    Example of the latter: Showtime! has two listings: one says 4:3 P&S, and the other doesn't say either way. [​IMG]
    Okay, I feel a little bit better now, safe in the idea that it probably is a massive system screw-up, rather than the old MAR conspiracy. :wink:
     
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    maybe the P&S listing referred to the cartoon that is on the disc.
     
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    Actually, in the past Warner has released quite a few 1.85:1 comedies in open matte only...all the Police Academy movies, National Lampoon's Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation, Doc Hollywood, My Blue Heaven, etc. Theres plenty of more.
    They havent done any recently, but who knows, they could go back on their evil ways! [​IMG]
     

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